DOZEN GAA MEDALS
A collection of 12, Co Cork Gaelic football medals will come up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale, in Dublin, today. 

There is a football championship of Ireland, 1890 medal, won by William Buckley, an 1899 Cork County Football Championship medal, and medals from the 1890 championship won by Midleton, as well as two 1892 Castlemartyr Tournament medals. 

They are believed to have been won by two members of the Buckley family, and have come by descent from William Buckley to the present owner. 

The estimate is €3,500-€4,500.

ONLINE ART

Morgan O’Driscoll’s May online sale of Irish art runs until 6.30pm on Monday, May 23. There are 365 lots and the auction is on view in Skibbereen from next Thursday.

DOHERTY AT TAYLOR

An exhibition by the west Cork-based artist, John Doherty, continues at the Taylor Galleries, in Dublin, until May 21. 

Doherty focuses on a fading, soon-to-be-forgotten world of old petrol pumps, rural shops in country towns, and decaying pubs that have long since called time. The exhibition is entitled ‘Legacy’.

A still life by Peter Collis, from Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art.
A still life by Peter Collis, from Morgan O’Driscoll’s current online auction of Irish art.

PINK FOR GIRLS

The Unique Pink, the largest, fancy, vivid-pink diamond ever at auction comes up at Sotheby’s, in Geneva, next Tuesday evening. 

It weighs in at 15.38 carats and the pear-shape and brilliant cut accentuates its highest possible colour grading. It is estimated at US$28-38m.

BAUBLE BUYS

There will be two jewellery auctions in Dublin next week. John Weldon Auctioneers, at Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, will have a sale at 2pm on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be an auction at O’Reilly’s, of Francis St.

CHINESE CERAMICS

More than 600 Chinese ceramics, from the Metropolitan Museum, in New York, are to be sold by Christie’s to benefit the Met’s acquisitions fund, in a dedicated auction next September 15. 

Christie’s will offer an additional selection of ceramics from the museum, in an online auction, during Asia week, next September.


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